The Barbados cherry is native to the Caribbean and grows today in all tropical and subtropical areas. As a container plant, the small evergreen tree / shrub is also resistant to drought and undemanding. The Barbados Cherry – also known as Acerola fruit – is one of the richest vitamin C fruits in the world. With ideal posture, ie with warmth and dry soil, the plant can produce 5 to 8 kg of fruit already from the fourth year. The ripe fruits are orange-red and about 2.5 cm tall. The shell is thin, firm and shiny.